Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts – Muriel Kauffman Theatre
Kansas City, Missouri — United States
February 08, 2020
Pepperland is Mark Morris’s joyful, unabashed, and critically acclaimed homage to The Beatles classic that changed the world.
The Guardian calls Pepperland “gorgeously entertaining.” With colorful costumes and smart, sassy dancing, Pepperland captures the spirit of the 60’s swinging London. The original score by Ethan Iverson includes arrangements of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, With a Little Help From My Friends, A Day in the Life, When I’m Sixty-Four, Within You Without You, and Penny Lane, as well as six Pepper-inspired original pieces. Pepperland’s live ensemble of voice, theremin, soprano sax, trombone, piano, organ, harpsichord, and percussion will tease out the breadth of musical influences found in The Beatles’ magnum opus.
‘Arranging The Beatles’ free talk by Ethan Iverson (Feb. 7)
Ethan Iverson, composer and arranger of Pepperland, discusses his process of arranging The Beatles for dance and live performance chamber ensemble.
Dance for PD® Class (Feb. 8)
COME MOVE WITH US
The Mark Morris Dance Group, Harriman-Jewell Series and Kansas City Ballet, in partnership with Parkinson’s Foundation Heartland and the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City, are pleased to present a free Dance for PD community class.